Thursday, March 23, 2006
ISSUE: When spouse is poltically active, does that cripple a political reporter?
A story transmitted for Sunday, March 19, 2006, papers by The Associated Press by White House reporter Jennifer Loven has ignited a controversy over whether it was biased against President Bush. The key assertion of conservative bloggers is that she has a conflict of interest because Loven's, an environmental lobbyist, used to work in the Clinton administration. The progressive political group MoveOn.ORG says it is just an example of watchdog journalism. What do you think?
HERE IS THE ORIGINAL STORY WHICH HAS PROMPTED THIS DISCUSSION:
EDITOR & PUBLISHER reaction story
ALTERNATE LINK: http://journalism-issues.blogspot.com/2006/03/editor-p.html
CJR Daily analysis of the blogosphere response to her piece:
SELECTED LINKS to blogs discussing this issue:
How MoveOn.org used the AP article to mobilize membership:
How a prominent right-wing blogger reacts
(We viewed interview with John Hinderacker, Powerline co-owner)
(married to ex-Clinton aide Roger Ballentine -- does it matter?)http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/007971.phphttp://www.bizzyblog.com/?p=1208
(website aggregates Jennifer Loven staff stories going back several months)
Conservative blog opinions about Loven
Democratic blog opinions above Loven